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    Do you have a model number? What is the freeze...

    Do you have a model number?

    What is the freeze point of your brine?

    Are you able to increase flow through the evaporator?


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    It can be spongy but we use that to our...

    It can be spongy but we use that to our advantage. If the shaft isnít kept oiled then it can bind a little when you drop loads down. Also if you are pulling it to the side then that can add friction...
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    They are great for working in tight areas and...

    They are great for working in tight areas and easy to carry down narrow hallways to bring them to the equipment being worked on.

    We have a few of them. One of them we cut the legs down so it will...
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    Small material lifts

    We use the co2 genie lifts. Converted them to use our N2 for convenience.
    We use it to lift WSHP units all the time

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    Common HVAC Types in mid-priced hotels

    Very thorough research for an upcoming vacation? :)


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    I use yellow jacket. It has an auto off switch to...

    I use yellow jacket. It has an auto off switch to turn itself off when itís recovered. Tank float switch connection, liquid or vapor recovery, and itís fast (although I havenít used many others to...
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    Ahh, right, low end hotels... Around here Iíve...

    Ahh, right, low end hotels... Around here Iíve seen them have PTAC units. Maybe mid range also, I donít service any of those hotels, and apparently I donít get out much.


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    I see mostly WSHP and chilled water fan coils in...

    I see mostly WSHP and chilled water fan coils in my parts.


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    You learn different stuff in school than what you...

    You learn different stuff in school than what you learn OTJ. You need to do both.

    I agree with the suggestions to join a union. You will often come out ahead if you take that path. In my area I...
  10. Thread: Doyle crimps

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    I just picked up a new set of Klein crimpers like...

    I just picked up a new set of Klein crimpers like you show (but now they also have a wire stripper incorporated below the pivot point. The problem with them though is that the tips donít touch. Canít...
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    I had the same screw driver. I got to use it one...

    I had the same screw driver. I got to use it one time. It literally didnít even undo its first screw that I tried to undo with it before the tip snapped off.


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  12. Thread: Rudd fan issue

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    Could be a program issue on your tstat. Iíve come...

    Could be a program issue on your tstat. Iíve come across some that behave this way in certain instances.


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    Anyone else get this?

    I see... A building in heat can be a challenging beast to tame. It happens to all of them though so itís best to just prepare for it before it occurs. For now, itís probably best to just keep your...
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    I use a dual Fluke setup (322 clamp, 16 DMM). I...

    I use a dual Fluke setup (322 clamp, 16 DMM). I keep the amp clamp on my belt loop and a pocket of tools for most inspections that Iím familiar with. I bring out the bag that has the DMM and otter...
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    Forum rules specify we canít advise DIY...

    Forum rules specify we canít advise DIY instructions on how to fix your problem. We can say that it doesnít sound like its operating correctly and it sounds like it could benefit from having a...
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    Is it classified as storage water heating...

    Is it classified as storage water heating equipment when it doesnít store hot water? Such as a continuous water heating system?


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    You may have less of an issue with high pressure...

    You may have less of an issue with high pressure if you use plastic pipes. PEX for example may have enough flex in it to absorb a small amount of temperature fluctuations. This is just a guess though...
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    Thatís fine for the times when you use hot water,...

    Thatís fine for the times when you use hot water, but there are times when only cold water is used. Washing vegetables, watering the lawn, etc. That can create a large volume of cold water that will...
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    Forgive me for my looking up the numbers... ...

    Forgive me for my looking up the numbers...

    Have you checked the flame rod if that is what it is using for flame verification? May be on the cusp of needing replacement or cleaning?

    Also have...
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    Iíve seen a short 30í run of 1/2Ē copper line...

    Iíve seen a short 30í run of 1/2Ē copper line rise from 30psi to over 125psi as it warm to the rooms ambient temperature. I donít recall exactly what pressure it finally reached when I discovered the...
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    Unless your local codes say otherwise, Your house...

    Unless your local codes say otherwise, Your house only needs it if you have a check valve on your city supply line. This is most commonly fond in your water meter, or anywhere after a check valve on...
  22. I guess I wasnít very clear. In the product...

    I guess I wasnít very clear.

    In the product specs for the 87v Max that you posted, it has a comparison chart that lists the specs of the 87V and the 87v Max, side by side.

    The side by side...
  23. In the first link you posted it says the 87v will...

    In the first link you posted it says the 87v will withstand a 3 meter drop... I donít think it was designed for that.

    They also mentioned that it has every feature that he 87v has, except it only...
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    There are lots of different ways they can be...

    There are lots of different ways they can be installed. For instance, they can be incorporated into an existing ducted furnace so it uses the existing duct work, it can be a stand alone setup where...
  25. Fluke 87V-MAX vs 28II ??? (87V MAX... apparently it's a thing)

    It seems fluke has released an 87V MAX DMM but I can't figure out what the difference is between the 87V MAX and the 28II

    Has anyone noticed this meter before? it looks like it only came out...
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    Two infrared heaters for one room?

    I think itís the fire hazard associated with the plug in type devices that has caught the attention of the insurance agencies.

    Let them know what you want the HP to do so they are aware of its...
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    There are better more expensive options out...

    There are better more expensive options out there. If you use them then put them somewhere safe and plug them into two different dedicates circuits. For insurance reasons, in my location, many...
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    I second the redundancy suggestion. When a temp...

    I second the redundancy suggestion. When a temp must be maintained and to are not people on site to monitor, then you need a second, or in some cases third unit (double redundancy) depending on how...
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    low sub cooling with replaced condenser coil

    I suspect the OP was trying to determine if there was a problem with the system without using gauges. Possibly just came across it on a maintenance Iím guessing. This of course is all speculation but...
  30. Thread: What is it??

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    Why do you have that much oil dripping out of...

    Why do you have that much oil dripping out of your liquid line?


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  31. Thread: What is it??

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    Please donít hi jack threads. Start a new thread ...

    Please donít hi jack threads. Start a new thread about your question in the AOP section and someone will be happy to help you out.


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  32. The 87v ( and itís waterproof clone the 28II) do...

    The 87v ( and itís waterproof clone the 28II) do pretty much everything we need it to but It doesnít look like the 179 can do microamps according to their chart. The 116 (Flukes HVAC DMM) will do it....
  33. This is impossible, cant find a meter that works, sick of FP

    Ahhh, thank you for catching my misinformation. I had it in my head that they were both rated for 1000V. My apologies for the mistake.

    ... and I apparently didnít read the post well enough. I...
  34. Some of the meters donít have the resolution or...

    Some of the meters donít have the resolution or accuracy to be able to decide the results. You need to have the third decimal place if you are going to do that.


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  35. I believe the Fluke 902FC will do that. Iíve been...

    I believe the Fluke 902FC will do that. Iíve been lookin for something similar and for a clamp meter I have narrowed it down to either the 902FC or the Fluke 325.

    The 325 does everything plus...
  36. Have you completed the basic maintenance on the...

    Have you completed the basic maintenance on the system yet? Checked for plugged filters, dirty blower wheel, worn pulleys and belt? Made sure there are no volume dampers that have decided to close...
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    Maybe there is more to it then we see. Maybe itís...

    Maybe there is more to it then we see. Maybe itís to help contain the water dripping off of a frozen suction line? But by containing the liquid line in a block of ice it would increase subcooling...
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    Everybody is always quick to blame the installer...

    Everybody is always quick to blame the installer when the home owner is quite often the problem. They are the ones that shopped around and asked the questions, checked the references, and saw the...
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    ... But then the inspector wonít know what was...

    ... But then the inspector wonít know what was used and they wonít pass it.


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    Huh... so it did happen. Sent from my...

    Huh... so it did happen.


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    What I was trying to drive home with the...

    What I was trying to drive home with the reference to the size variation between the bulb and the motor is that the perceived difference in heat output is different because the heat is dispersed...
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    Looking at a bulb and a motor operating side by...

    Looking at a bulb and a motor operating side by side isnít really a fair comparison. The bulb has a rather small filament surface area where all of the work is being performed and that is contained...
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    Mission Impossible

    Whenever Iíve installed ductwork in a prison they have all had burglar bars welded in place. Even low security has that. Iím impressed that he got through that without getting caught.

    Itís not a...
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    Iím unfamiliar with this unit. What make are...

    Iím unfamiliar with this unit. What make are they? Are they a package unit or a split unit?

    What location are you in?

    What are the air temperatures? What have you tried doing to troubleshoot...
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    Iím curious if youíve been back to look at this...

    Iím curious if youíve been back to look at this unit some more.

    Also, Iím still a little confused by these numbers you posted here. If Iím understanding correctly then you are saying you have...
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    Its best to apply for the free pro membership...

    Its best to apply for the free pro membership then once you have sufficient posts. We will be able to help you better.


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    Well, if the 3/8Ē drain blocks up then the AC...

    Well, if the 3/8Ē drain blocks up then the AC will drain right into the furnace, so technically both?


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    OHHHHhhhh, theyíve taken the condensate from both...

    OHHHHhhhh, theyíve taken the condensate from both the AC and furnace, then bushed it down to a 3/8Ē barbed brass adapter, then tried to drain it through a 3/8Ē ID clear vynal tube?

    Am I seeing...
  49. It will be louder if you do that. You are only...

    It will be louder if you do that. You are only talking about a few inches in either dimension. I would suggest you keep it bigger so you donít create issues or unnecessary noise. Let the turbulence...
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    It says you joined only 11 hours ago.... Time...

    It says you joined only 11 hours ago....

    Time sure does fly fast!

    You should join into technical conversations to build your post count up then apply for Pro membership (itís free), so we can...
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